DADDY DAY CAMP (2007) GO!, 5.30PM, PG, COM­EDY

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Cuba Good­ing Jr plays cash­strapped Char­lie Hin­ton who de­cides to start up a day camp for kids in his quest to earn a quick buck in this se­quel of sorts to Dad­dyDayCare. Armed with lit­tle knowl­edge of the great out­doors, a run-down fa­cil­ity and a mot­ley group of campers, it doesn’t take long be­fore things get out of con­trol and the camp is threat­ened with fore­clo­sure. So Char­lie en­lists the help of his es­tranged fa­ther (Richard Gant). For­mer child star Fred Sav­age (Kevin in TV’s TheWon­derYears) makes his fea­ture di­rect­ing de­but, fol­low­ing much the same for­mula as the orig­i­nal as chaos, toi­let jokes and slap­stick gags reign supreme. ★ Imag­ine if FightClub im­preg­nated TheKarateKid – their bas­tard child would be this mar­tial arts drama. Teen rebel Sean Faris (above) is lured into an un­der­ground fight club where he finds a men­tor in mod­ern-day Mr Miyagi Dji­mon Houn­sou ( Blood­Di­a­mond), who helps him pre­pare for the in­evitable show­down with lo­cal bully Cam Gi­gan­det. While not as hard-hit­ting as FightClub, young adults should en­joy the ac­tion and snappy one-lin­ers. ★★★

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